The New Zealand Cricket Museum has partnered with Wellington City Council and the Basin Reserve Trust to create A Gift To The People, an educational resource focused on the Basin Reserve.
From the Basin’s origins following the 1855 Wairarapa earthquake, this resource explores the diverse social, cultural, and sporting history of the ground. Many Wellingtonians don’t know the story of the Basin’s literal name or appreciate the broad range of sporting and cultural events which have occured on the central city green space.
Students are tasked with a range of activities that help build an understanding of this history and encourage them to imagine the future of the Basin Reserve. Activities are aimed at all levels and can be undertaken on site, with facilitation from Cricket Museum staff, or in the classroom. As well as the space provided for activities in this workbook, students are encouraged to undertake further exploration of the issues, both historic and contemporary, which define the Basin Reserve’s place in Wellington city.
Follow the links below for information on each story within A Gift To The People, as well as ideas for further research, historic images, and links for more information.